Artist in Residence Frosterus

Find your inner voice in peace and quiet of Oma Huone.

We welcome artists from all fields of art and design to apply to our residency at the beautiful natural landscape of Kärsämäki, Finland. Silence and a peaceful pace of life are part of the local culture at Kärsämäki. The river Pyhäjoki and the majestical Shingle church defines the landscape.

All arts are welcome

Why come to AiR Oma Huone?

Based on long essay by writer Virginia Woolf, Main goal of our residence is to help people find their own voice through their art. We aim to provide you with tools and inspiration to create whatever you want. The length of a residency period can vary between one and six months.


Kärsämäki is a rural municipality of 2800 habitats. The town is surrounded by forests and fields. Kärsämäki is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region.

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Living expenses

2-4 months is the recommended duration of the stay. Up to 6 month residency periods are available for artists working on community projects or other projects that can be seen as highly beneficial to local culture.


Kattilakoski cooperative is a non-profit organization. Residency fees are used towards maintaining the residency house, a historically valuable vicarage.

Douple room/ one person


250€/two weeks

Douple room/ couple


350€/ two weeks

A booking fee of 100€ will be charged after the confirmation of the residency period. The booking fee will be compensated in the rent but not refunded if the residency period is cancelled.

The organization

Kattilakoski culture cooperative is located in Kärsämäki and it is the thriving force behind the local cultural scene. The non-profit organization was established in 2012. It aims to promote local and national culture.